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The nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance returns for its 39th year, bringing together performance, art, film, and an array of community events for an exhilarating celebration of culture from Africa and its diaspora.
This year’s focus is on the dance and music traditions of Senegal and features the debut of Abdel R. Salaam as the festival’s new artistic director.
This cinematic companion to DanceAfrica celebrates the best in African film.
The Dakar-born singer and composer returns to BAM for two evenings.
DanceAfrica 2016 welcomes two Dakar-based companies, WAATO SiiTA and Tenane.
More than 150 vendors converge at BAM offering African and Caribbean food, crafts, and fashion.
Keep the DanceAfrica celebrations going after hours with legendary DJ Tony Humphries.
BAM Visual Art presents four staged portraits by Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop.
Deepen your engagement with DanceAfrica in this fun-filled, hands-on workshop.
Participants master the kicks and turns of the popular Wolof dance sabar in this immersive class.
Abdel R. Salaam and Baba Chuck Davis lead this traditional tribute to those who have passed on.
This year’s festival kicks off with the annual community welcome for the visiting company, WAATO SiiTA.
Ousmane Sembène’s landmark of African cinema is a seminal film about race and colonialism.